Friday, October 13, 2006

AC-T goes out on a limb

The front page of today's Asheville Citizen-Times features a photo of a couple (two men) and an article titled "WNC employers slow to join same-sex partner benefits trend." Here's the link to the story on-line.

I think this is a bold move (sad, but true) on the newspaper's part, and if you read the on-line comments on the article, as you can imagine, they're getting some bigoted, close-minded responses. I know there will be similarly nasty phone calls, e-mails, and letters to the editor.

So, if you support news that's bold and responsible to all, regardless of gender, race or sexual persuasion, please add a comment to the story or e-mail the editor at sihne@citizen-times.com or call her at 232-5954 or write a letter to the editor (e-mail to letters@citizen-times.com).

Feedback is an important component of citizen action towards our media. Thanks!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Last week the C-T ran an article about Hispanics not using healthcare services due to language barriers. The article made no mention of the interviewee's legal status, and it was clear from the article that five years after moving here, the guy had learned English. However, the comments section of the online version was filled with hateful comments from people calling the guy an illegal immigrant, telling him to learn the language, etc. A harsh reminder that we really do live in the epicenter of redneckdom.

Anonymous said...

Correction: Meant to say "hateful comments calling him an illegal immigrant and telling him to go home."

Tom Ploski said...

I saw that in the paper, good for them, (ACT), for once anyhow.